2006 AARP Senate candidate questionnaire
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from 2006 AARP Senate candidate questionnaire (number of quotes indicated):
- Alan Schlesinger (2) Republican Senate Challenger (2006) Connecticut
- Bernie Sanders (1) Independent Jr Senator, previously Representative Vermont
- Bob Casey (2) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurer Pennsylvania
- Bob Corker (3) Republican Jr Senator Tennessee
- Claire McCaskill (2) Democratic Sr Senator; previously state Auditor Missouri
- Conrad Burns (1) Former Republican Senator (MT, 1989-2007) Montana
- George Allen (1) Republican
- Harold Ford (2) 2010 Democratic Primary Challenger; previously US Rep (TN) New York
- James Webb (1) Democratic Sr Senator (Retiring) Virginia
- Jon Tester (1) Democratic Jr Senator Montana
- Lincoln Chafee (1) Rhode Island Independent Governor
- Maria Cantwell (1) Democratic Jr Senator Washington
- Mike Dewine (1) Former Republican Senator (lost re-election, 2006) Ohio
- Mike McGavick (1) Republican challenger (2006) Washington
- Ned Lamont (2) Democratic Senate Challenger (2006) Connecticut
- Pete Ashdown (1) Former Democratic challenger (2012) Utah
- Richard Tarrant (1) Republican Challenger (2006) Vermont
- Rick Santorum (2) Republican
- Robert Menendez (2) Democratic Jr Senator; previously Representative New Jersey
- Sheldon Whitehouse (1) Democratic Jr Senator, previously attorney general Rhode Island
- Sherrod Brown (1) Democratic Sr Senator Ohio
- Thomas Kean Jr. (2) Former Republican challenger (2006) New Jersey
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Alan Schlesinger: Answer is increased competition.
Bob Casey: Medicare Part D program is fundamentally flawed.
Bob Corker: Let competition determine Rx prices, not negotiation.
Claire McCaskill: Opposes annual limit on federal Medicare spending.
Harold Ford: Let Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices.
Ned Lamont: Health care is a fundamental right of every American.
Rick Santorum: Little or no benefit from negotiating Medicare Rx prices.
Robert Menendez: Don’t choose between filling prescriptions and refrigerator.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Include prescription drug coverage in Medicare.
Alan Schlesinger: Invest Social Security in Mortgage paper.
Bernie Sanders: Despite GOP rhetoric, Social Security is NOT going bankrupt.
Bob Casey: Privatization drains money from guaranteed benefits.
Bob Corker: We must preserve benefits exactly as promised.
Bob Corker: Support automatic payroll deductions for IRAs.
Claire McCaskill: Diverting revenue to private accounts eliminates guarantee.
Conrad Burns: Soc.Sec. needs fixing; question is how.
George Allen: Only supports reforms that do not adversely affect benefits.
Harold Ford: Privatization will not enhance solvency.
James Webb: Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts.
Jon Tester: Privatization would end in massive debt or deep cuts.
Lincoln Chafee: Don’t put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk.
Maria Cantwell: Absolutely oppose payroll taxes to create private accounts.
Mike Dewine: Only consider privatizing as part of complete reform package.
Mike McGavick: No phase out of Soc.Sec.system; voluntary accounts ok.
Ned Lamont: Soc. Sec. is an insurance policy, not an investment plan.
Pete Ashdown: Opposes using Social Security taxes for private accounts.
Richard Tarrant: There is no Social Security Trust Fund.
Rick Santorum: Supports privatization if voluntary.
Robert Menendez: At forefront of fighting privatizing our “sacred compact”.
Sheldon Whitehouse: Don’t put Soc. Sec. benefits at risk.
Sherrod Brown: Privatizing undermines Social Security’s finances.
Thomas Kean Jr.: No privatization; but bipartisan cooperation needed.
The above quotations are from 2006 AARP Senate candidate questionnaire.
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